clowder

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Etymology[edit]

Related to clutter.

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clowder (plural clowders)

  1. A group of cats.
    • 2007, Kathryn Soper, Cat Wrangling Made Easy
      Real cat fights are rare in established clowders. So instead of risking serious injury, cats resort to menace and threats.
    • 2010, The Big Bang Theory, episode “The Zazzy Substitution
      Leonard: You’re clearly upset about Amy being gone, and you’re trying to replace her with a bunch of cats.
      Sheldon: Clowder.
      Leonard: What?
      Sheldon: A group of cats is a clowder. Or a glaring. It’s the kind of thing you ought to know now that we have one.
    • 2011, M.D. Pueppke, Fuzzy the Cat, The One and Only, “Getting on terms with the terms
      How ‛bout organizing a party of clowder chowder. You know, big servings of chowder for the cat clowder.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (collective noun for “cats”): glaring

Hyponyms[edit]

  • (collective noun for “cats”): kindle (group of kittens)

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